Earlier this week, Border Patrol agents near Rio Grande, Texas, apprehended two migrant sex offenders in less than two hours.
Agents encountered a previously deported Guatemalan national attempting to cross the border with a larger group of migrants, the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said in a statement.
When the agents checked the man’s records, they found he was a registered sex offender, arrested in 2019 for lewd or lascivious acts with a minor under the age of 14. Earlier this year, he was convicted and sentenced to 180 days in jail and five years of probation. He currently has an active warrant in California.
In Brownsville about an hour later, Texas Department of Public Safety troopers requested help from agents after a suspect fled during a traffic stop. Border Patrol apprehended the suspect and took him into custody. They discovered that the Mexican national was convicted for sexually assaulting a 21-year-old in 2011, and he received a six-year sentence and was deported earlier this year.